N-Gage - A decade in development

The launch of the N-Gage platform is to be welcomed, especially as the technologies to bring it to life have taken over 10 years to develop.

3G/HSPA, large colour screens, graphic accelerators, storage and many other handset and server technologies have had to be nurtured and tested before N-Gage could be achieved.

Take up will be slow considering the limited handset support, but it will be Nokia’s long term goal to develop its brand as the number one provider of paid for mobile applications, services and content.

The networks will again worry about Nokia’s intentions.

Rightly so.